OBITUARY

Carolee Jean Richardson

August 1, 1938February 25, 2019
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Carolee Jean Richardson (nee Schaer), 80, of Belleville, IL, born, August 1, 1938, in Belleville, IL, passed away, February 25, 2019, in Belleville, IL.

Carolee was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She was compassionate, nurturing, and charismatic. She married the love of her life, Jimmie Richardson in 1958. This union brought two daughters, and a lifetime of beautiful memories. Carolee graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1956. She worked at the Fox Theater in St Louis, for many years, and also worked at Martin Accounting, and was self-employed at the Emporium in her later years. She was a woman of faith, having served as a devoted member at First Christian Church in Belleville, where she taught junior church, for over 20 years. She was more recently a member at Hope Christian Church, in Columbia. Carolee loved all things Disney. Disney has always had a way, and will always have a way of promoting strength and making us all feel encouraged. That’s exactly how Carolee dealt with Parkinson’s disease, with strength and resilience, for over 20 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carla Thomure, and her parents; Carl and Madge (nee Northcutt) Schaer.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Jim L Richardson, of Belleville, IL, her daughter, Jama (Rob) Burch, of Belleville, IL, her son-in-law, Craig Thomure, of Manchaca, TX, her grandchildren; Heather (Jake) Lindsey, of Buda, TX, Courtney (Matthew) Holliman, of Kyle, TX, Scott (Aleah) Burch, of Smithton, IL, and Tyler Burch, Naperville, IL, her sister, Sandra (John) Peebles, of Belleville, IL, brother-in-law, Jan (Sandy) Richardson, of Palatine, IL, and sister-in-law, Judy (Edward) Bugger, of O’Fallon, IL, and a number of dear relatives and friends.

Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in Carolee’s name may donate to Parkinson’s disease at parkinson.org. Additional condolences and memories may be shared online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com

Visitation: Family and friends may visit from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, Friday, March 1, 2019, at Lake View Funeral Home, located at 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Funeral Service: Funeral Services will be held immediately following visitation at 12:00 pm, Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment to take place at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Burial Friday, March 1, 2019
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Carolee Jean Richardson

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Jeannette Meckfessel

March 2, 2019

Jim and family, We are sorry we couldn't be there for the family, but want you to know we are sending thoughts and prayers to all of you .
Jean and Bill Meckfessel

Bob Vielweber

February 27, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Remembering the great times we had together and the trips.

Brian and Kay Barrie

February 27, 2019

Carolee and Jim were among the first to make us feel welcome and make us a part when we came to Belleville. We became good friends and we’re included in many of their family gatherings. We shared many pleasant evenings seeing and doing things together. We and are so thankful for their friendship and are so sorry to hear of her homegoing. We will be together again with a much more exciting agenda - worshipping our Lord and King. Prayers for the family. Love to all.

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